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Perfect Pitch

32 minutes

People with perfect or "absolute" pitch hear every single sound as precise musical notes. Is this extraordinary talent a blessing or a curse? In this episode, we dive into the neuroscience, pluses and pitfalls of absolute pitch. Featuring neuroscientist Daniel Levitin and Grammy-winning musician Jacob Collier.


Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/perfectpitch

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